Novice and expert gardeners will all enjoy this event.
There will be something for everyone including exhibits and information booths from local water agencies, gardening clubs, and The Living Desert. This popular, free event features workshops on water-wise gardening, garden design, proper pruning techniques, irrigation practices and many other topics. See below for a list of participants and classes.
The Living Desert
UCR Master Gardners
California Native Plant Society
College of the Desert
Synthetic Grass Depot
CV Water Counts (Water Agencies)
Mission Springs Water
Desert Water Agency
Coachella Valley Water
City of Coachella Water
City of Indio Water
Water Wise Now
Speakers, Classes, and Demonstrations*
The schedule for the classes below will be posted soon.
Emphasis on shrubs, citrus, grasses and how to repair improperly pruned natives
Al Hollinger, arborist and operations manager, Vintage Associates
The Big Switch-Turf to Drip, Hands On Irrigation System Conversion
Spencer Knight & Water Wise Now
Katie Ruark, Desert Water Agency & Derek Nguyen, City of Indio Water Authority; CV Water Counts
DIY Grass Removal - Make Way for a Desert Garden!
Great alternative native plants to traditional garden choices
Robin Kobaly, Executive Director, Summer Tree Inst.
Colorful New Desert Adapted Plants for Your Garden
Wendy Proud, Mountain States Wholesale Nursery
Growing Vegetables in the Desert – Sustainable Edible Garden
Angela Fasano, CVWD
Natives for Newcomers
Designing a garden that will attract birds, butterflies and other wildlife.
Glenn Huntington, Vintage Associates
How to be a Weed Warrior in your own Back Yard
Invasive Species: How to spot them and what to do about them.
Jennifer Prado, Friends of the Desert Mountains
Where Does My Green Waste Go and How do I Get it Back as Mulches or Soil Amendments for My Garden?
Letty Vasquez, Site Manager Coachella Valley Compost & Valerie Ward, Director Community Affairs Burrtec
Habla Espanol? No Problemo! Communicating with your Landscaper.
Includes handout with important key phrases.
Linda Knight, M.A. in Education and creator of simple and effective methods for bridging the communication gap between different cultures.
*Subject to change. Class sizes limited.